Bookish Considerations: Thoughts on Reading Challenges

Our local library is doing a Winter Bingo Reading challenge, and as I picked up our family’s Bingo cards last month, I couldn’t help but chuckle at the concept: only in our ...

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Quick Lit + February 2024

This edition of monthly book reviews contains a little of everything—memoir, parenting, cooking, feel-good stories, mystery, historical fiction, and more. There are lots of books here, so lets get right to the ...

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Best of the Backlist: Books On Habits, Time Management, and Cultivating Healthy Rhythms

Not every book we read will change us, but any book can, and some books are explicitly written for the purpose of initiating change in their readers. I don’t really love the ...

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28 Books On My TBR (That I Already Own!)

If December was a time for looking back (gotta love all the Best Books lists!), January is when we start to look ahead. For many readers this involves making reading goals and ...

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Quick Lit + January 2024

Today’s book reviews lean heavily into Christmas. I realize that January is not an ideal time to be sharing Christmas reads, but these reviews follow my reading life in real time (with ...

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2023 Reading Wrap-Up and My Favorite Books of the Year

If there’s anything I love as much as (if not more than) reading, it’s tracking and documenting my books. Which is why my annual reading recap is one of my favorite posts ...

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Quick Lit || December 2023

It’s been a fun reading month: heavy on the seasonal reads, with some Christian living, sociology, and children’s lit sprinkled in. Let’s get into the reviews. FICTION My Father’s Dragon, by Ruth ...

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Quotable || Reading & Friendship

“Reading well adds to our life—not in the way a tool from the hardware store adds to our life, for a tool does us no good once lost or broken, but in ...

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Best of the Backlist: Small Novels With Big Impact

In recent years I’ve started seeing a trend of reading Novellas for November, and I think it’s brilliant! November is a busy month for most of us, resulting in shortened attention spans ...

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Quick Lit || November 2023

My reading this month was wide ranging and quite satisfying, with plenty of excellent books to recommend. Let’s get to those reviews! The Indian in the Cupboard, by Lynne Reid Banks Omri’s ...

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